Jul 01 2009

Asian Artistry Take 2

Well…did you notice anything different?  I had a mini Blog makeover.  More changes coming soon, but this is a start.  I wanted to go from a 2 column format to a 3 column format to help spread out the sidebar badges a little…they were looking a little crowded! 

Today feature is the second of the cards I rejected for my Control Freaks swap.  You can see I was on the same thought process as yesterday’s Asian Artistry card with the Watercolor Wash in the background, but I dropped the Shabby Chic look and went more streamlined. 

On this one, I started with a base of Cameo Coral and added an extra inch so I could fold the top edge over the Mellow Moss layer.  I stamped the flower stamp with Cameo Coral over the flap randomly for a tone-on-tone look.  The Mellow Moss layer was run thru the Big Shot with the Texturz Kit #4 plate, then Mellow Moss ink applied direct to paper on the highlights of the texture.  I wrapped the 5/8 Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon around the top and secured, then brought it down the front of the panel, turned up the end and secured it to the Mellow Moss with a Clear Rhinestone Brad.  I adhered the top flap to the front of the Mellow Moss.  The focal element was done with the Watercolor Wash technique from Technique Junkies on Shimmer Paper and I overstamped the Asian grass stamp with Chocolate Chip Craft Ink.  This was layered to Chocolate Chip cardstock.  The Dragonfly from this set was also stamped on Shimmer Paper with Chocolate Chip Craft Ink and then colored with the Mellow Moss marker.  It was punched with the 1 1/4 Circle Punch, layered to a 1 3/8 Mellow Moss Circle Punch and then added to a Chocolate Chip Scallop Circle and popped up with dimensionals to the background. 

Stay tuned over the next couple days for my final Control Freaks swap card!  Today, I included a picture of the new Level 2 Hostess Set, Asian Artistry.  Be sure to book your workshop with me today so you can earn yours as soon as possible!  I love this set!

The Sweet n’ Sassy Stamps mini tour is going on now.  See the tour schedule over on the right.  Tomorrow will be a post with my first featured card as a Design Team Member!  Be sure to stop by!

Asian Artistry, Level 2 Hostess Set